In todays post we're going to delve into the world of open source intelligence, and see how you can use this to defend your organisation.
So what is open source intelligence?
Without wanting to delve too deeply into what is and what isn't 'intelligence', open source intelligence...
On June 5th a US agency you had probably never heard of (I hadn't) called the Office of Personnel Management (OPM hereafter) confessed to an enormous breach, which had compromised the records of millions of federal employees. The OPM acts as a kind of centralised...
We’ve written a few articles recently on the topic of incident response, without ever stopping to explain what we actually mean when we talk about ‘incident response’ in a cyber security context. So today we’re going to rectify that, and give you some pointers for...
I'm going to deviate from the usual 'ask the expert' today and talk instead about something I very much enjoy, which is digging around in data, and at the same time highlight the threat from what are apparently Russian state backed hackers. Sounds very Cold...
12:23 13 October
, cyber warfare
Breaches of financial systems have been in the news a lot recently, with the recent admission by US bank JP Morgan of a massive compromise, and the revelation that the same group of hackers had targeted other financial institutions. Following this breach, in the UK the Treasury Select Committee...
15:48 07 October
In a change from our normal schedule, we thought we'd poke The Cyber Security Expert with a pointy stick, get him all riled up, and answer a question on geopolitics and jihadist cyber terrorism. Pointy stick deployed, let's go!
I read in the FT that ISIS...
Shellshock is the latest and greatest computer bug. It is big news, turning up on the BBC and in other non tech media outlets. How bad is it? Will civilisation be plunged into chaos? Should you start the looting now? We dragged the Cyber Security Expert away from...
On Monday 7th April 2014 the world woke up to what is being described as one of the most significant software bugs ever. Heartbleed, as the bug has been called (or more prosaically CVE-2014-0160), is clearly a big deal. To find out exactly how big,...
09:06 16 February
, Cyber security
The Cyber Security Expert is often asked if Tesco was hacked. Well, ok, not usually often, but certainly a lot in the last few days.
Was Tesco hacked?
From this BBC headline you'd certainly think so: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26171130
Firstly, you now know my thoughts on using the word 'attack' to...
14:34 12 February
, Cyber security
The Cyber Security Expert is often asked, somewhat unsurprisingly as he insists on walking around in t-shirt and baseball cap both emblazoned with 'The Cyber Security Expert' , about cyber attacks, hacking and threats in general. What are they, how do they work, has my...